The environment in which you live can make it easier, or more challenging, to be physically active. Many Americans have become sedentary over the years because physical activity has been slowly engineered out of our lives. Physical changes to communities can create safe, healthy environments that encourage and promote active living.
September 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Learning Landscapes rebuilds worn-out schoolyards in Denver. This study compared physical activity at Learning Landscapes and non-renovated schoolyards. The authors built on previous research of physical activity in schoolyards by dividing the schoolyard surface into four categories.
January 26, 2010 | Story
The study did not reveal a substantial increase in very active children in renovated playgrounds. Instead, Brink says, "what we saw was a major reduction in sedentary behavior and a substantial increase in moderate behavior."
June 28, 2013 | Program Results Report
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association developed Aging Well, a program to help improve the physical, mental, and social health of older adults living in rural Routt and Moffat counties.
February 22, 2010 | Story
"I saw a lot of excitement in the kids who were part of Walking Wednesdays," said Diana Straughan. "Often, their parents were with them and it created a fellowship."
October 19, 2011 | News Release
The award celebrates and promotes the selfless service of people within the world of sports whose passionate efforts make a difference in the lives around them.
January 11, 2010 | Story
Community is among 50 sites making critical changes through national initiative to prevent obesity.
January 1, 1997 | Program Results Report
From 1993 to 1996, the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, West Palm Beach, Fla., the only national nonprofit organization that certifies volunteer youth coaches, carried out two related but separate initiatives.